Imangi Studios, the small team behind the Temple Run franchise, has just announced a new game that’s not an endless runner. Temple Run: Treasure Hunter is a match 3 puzzle that will soon be available on both the Android and iOS platforms.
As a matter fact, a beta version of the game is already available to Android users in some countries, so you can look for it in the Google Play Store and see if it’s available in your region. A release date hasn’t been announced yet, but the developers promised to launch it in 2017.
Although Temple Run: Treasure Hunters follows another (successful) recipe, the match 3 puzzle has a lot in common with Imangi’s Temple Run endless run games. For example, the new game features some of the beloved hunters present in the previous games including Scarlett Fox and Guy Dangerous, each with unique power-ups.
Players can unlock and collect more Temple Run characters as they progress through the game by solving puzzles. All treasure hunters can be upgraded and customized with outfits and new power-ups.
The game comes with 200 puzzle-solving levels spread across five worlds, as well as six treasure hunters that players can collect. Temple Run: Treasure Hunters is available for free, but some optional in-game items will require payment.